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Johnny Bourke

Pop // Tipperary

Burgeoning musician Johnny Bourke continues deliver fresh sounds for 2021 in the form of ‘Right Back’ featuring LA vocalist Katie Moya. The pop-leaning track is a credit to Johnny’s innate songwriting and production capabilities. Making his presence known, Johnny looks to showcase his undeniable talent this year, with ‘Right Back’ serving as a taster of the many tracks worked on during the pandemic last year.

The three-minute offering is bursting at the seams with dynamic energy and an overall feel-good nature. Johnny and Katie's silky smooth vocals layer seamlessly above a groove-inducing rhythm, creating pure candy for the ears. A funk-fuelled synth motif and punchy bassline come into focus during the drop, alongside tight percussion elements, proving that this is the perfect party anthem for any upcoming summer playlist. The cut is a stellar example of Johnny's mastery for uplifting radio hits and contains all of the essential elements of a chart-worthy track.

Hailing from Tipperary, Ireland, musician Johnny Bourke boasts infinite versatility across his back catalogue. The singer/songwriter and all round musician has been growing a loyal fan base with a slew of stellar releases, including ‘Can’t Do Without’ alongside London producer Dimiglio-Wood, who has previously worked with pop royalty, Shawn Mendes and ‘Be Someone’ featuring the vocals of alt-pop Wexford artist Saige. No stranger to the live scene, Johnny has travelled all over the world to perform, with appearances as far as Australia and New Zealand. His latest single ‘Right Back’ is an exciting glimpse of things to come from Johnny Bourke.


Nialler9 -

"‘Be Someone’ is a direct and immediate dance funk pop collaboration between producer/ singer Johnny Bourke and Wexford-born singer-songwriter Saige, and considering last week’s news, it has Daft Punk vibes."

RGM : Reyt Good Magazine -

"Bourke’s voice is simply gorgeous; it’s deep and comforting like a hot chocolate during a thunderstorm. The track itself oozes pop appeal – it’s a bubbly summer song with some stunning guitar chords. Johnny has worked with some high profile names on this song; it was produced by Jackson Dimiglio-Wood (Shawn Mendes) and mastered by multiple Grammy winner Randy Merrill which speaks well for the artist and the career he surely has ahead."

Indie Buddie -

"This summer number drifts coolly on smooth pop hooks and zesty spurts on guitar. Bourke adds a dash of edge into this radio friendly gem with a jangly guitar riff between the dreamy melody. The song has a groovy R&B funk flavour that complements the charm of Bourke’s warm country- esque vocals. With a buoyant drum beat creating wiggle ready infectiousness, catchy chorus and a steamy solo weaved between the humid crescendo, ‘Can’t Do Without’ is an impressive sweet as pie indie pop bop." 

Mac Music -

“I was taken back by the energy that Johnny Bourke met me with. This prosperous look on life is something that Bourke has also managed to portray in his song crafting trade.”

Music Is The Home For Your Pain -

"'Can’t Do Without' has a light and airy instrumental, complete with an electric guitar solo in the middle eight that’s just perfect for the summer. The lyrics express longing for someone and the overall happiness you experience once you see them. Bourke’s vocals lend to the pop sphere and also carry a bit of American country in the styling and phrasing, which is sure to appeal to a diverse range of music fans."

Our Muchness Guide -

"When you think of summer what do you think of? Cold drinks. Chill vibes. Sunshine. Summer loving. Well imagine all the best parts of the summer wrapped up in a song and you’d have ‘Can’t Do Without’. This is Ireland’s answer to Shawn Mendes and I, for one, welcome our new bluesy pop front man, Johnny Bourke."

Photo: Paudie Bourke